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What’s New in Hardwood?

As design elements are merged to create transitional styles, hardwood floors are becoming more adaptable as well with new colors and surface textures. See what new looks are here!

If you like the high-variation trend that continues to endure, but you want something subtle, this is it! The distressed finish and variation of warm hues in LifeScapes Natural Hickory Distressed Locking Engineered Hardwood bring out the natural characteristics of the hickory hardwood. There’s definition between the varying shades from plank to plank, but it’s a neutral take on the typically high-impact look that is high-variation.

Smooth-finish hardwood floors can have lots of character! Bamboo wood floors have a unique look, and the colors of AquaGuard Morel Smooth Engineered Stranded Bamboo bring out the naturally streamlined graining that appears in this type of hardwood. The elements between the smooth surface and bamboo grain make it a great option for a transitional style, such as in an industrial-meets-contemporary space. Plus, it’s a water-resistant flooring option that can go in the kitchen, full bathroom, mudroom, even the basement!

You can also create a new look using a textured flooring surface. The hand-scraped texture of Hidden Falls Desert Sand Acacia Solid Hardwood is contoured to display the natural characteristics of Acacia hardwood.

The wide-width style of this Woodland Reserve Light Gray Wash Oak Wire Brushed Solid Hardwood leaves plenty of room to display the stylized brushes of cool gray in these oak floors. Wire-brushed texture creates the reclaimed look that has been taking over contemporary spaces and transitional styles.

Oak gives a distinctive look even when it’s a lighter color and especially when it has been given a hand-scraped finish, like what is seen in this Westridge Mill Iron Hand Scraped Engineered Hardwood. These wide-width planks show off more of the oak’s natural spiral grain, but the light color keeps it subdued for a softer look.

You can see how the newest styles of hardwood are being used for design in our Inspiration Center. Have ideas for a hardwood flooring update but need a plan? You can book an appointment with a designer today to get started! Our design experts offer free design services at your local Floor & Decor.